Rule changes

The NHL is taking steps to avoid those nasty end-board crunches that can occur after races for the puck.It’s not pure no-touch icing, but beginning this season linesmen will have the option of blowing the whistle and calling icing if a defe

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McGuire on the draft

Pierre McGuire was driving to Ottawa this morning when Habs Inside/Out reached him on his cell phone.

McGuire will do a mock draft tomorrow evening at 7 on TSN.

Without

Another Belarussian?

The Hockey News mock draft has the Canadiens using the 25th pick to select Mikhail Stefanovich.

He's a 6-2, 205 winger whom McKeen's Draft Guide (see

Bruins beefing up

On the Boston Globe hockey blog, Kevin Paul Dupont reports that highly-coveted free agent Blake Wheeler will sign with the Bruins July 1.

"More than 20 NHL

He’s outta there

TSN reports Ryan Malone has decided to test the free agent waters.

In response to a question from a Pittsburgh television station, Malone text-messaged "It's UFA for sure." 

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Trade winds

Writing for the TSN web site, Darren Dreger predicts a brisk round of trades before and during the draft.

Dreger says San Jose, Florida and Carolina are looking

Draft deals

The Columbus Dispatch reports the Canadiens are interested in acquiring one of the Blue Jackets' first-round picks.

Columbus has the 6th and 19th choices. In addition to the

Nicolas Deschamps?

He's a 6-foot, 173-pound centre from Delson on Montreal's south shore (not far from Guillaume Latendresse's hometown of Ste. Catherine). He plays for the Chicoutimi Saguéneens (part owner:

Oldest living Canadien dies

Ray Getliffe, 94, succumbed to liver cancer on the weekend.

A left winger who broke into the NHL with the Boston Bruins, Getliffe joined the Canadiens for the

Trevor Timmins talks about the draft

He's made a list.

He's checked it twice.

He's going to find out who's nifty on ice.

Trevor Timmins is coming to town. In fact, he's there already.

The Canadiens' director of